Who is behind the sexualization of children these days? Planned Parenthood, of course.
Just when you thought you had heard every possible variation on this now-familiar lament, a columnist at an right-wing rag has just posted a commentary about who is really to blame for the pervasiveness of sex in American culture.
Writing in a column for the right wing conspiracy theorist publication World Net Daily, home-schooling Idahoan Patrice Lewis claims it’s the “education industry” that is contaminating the minds of today’s youth. Yes, merchants like Abercrombie & Fitch are doing their part as well, but what is happening in schools, she proclaims, is nothing short of “indoctrination.”
Children from an early age are being forced to learn about sexual and gender diversity, at the expense of essential subjects, and as a consequence they are overwhelmed by “stimuli” far beyond what they are capable of handling. (No, it does not occur to her that such curricula might actually be designed to be age-appropriate.)
We are told that Planned Parenthood not only participates in, but also stands to gain from, the insidious process of sexualization.
It should come as no surprise that Planned Parenthood has an active role in what is euphemistically called “reproductive health services” in middle schools and high schools. With teens not just expected, but actively encouraged to be sexually active, Planned Parenthood stands in the wings to relieve girls of their unplanned “tissue” while refusing to counsel them
about any repercussions such as psychological trauma or the increased risk of cancer.
This mom-of-two has no patience for “dingbats” — particularly those without children of their own — who have the audacity to advocate against a “sexual politics of fear.” Nor does she have much interest in making a crucial distinction between “sexuality” and “sexualization,” a difference she acknowledges briefly and dismisses quickly.
If her formulation of what ails our culture is overly familiar, so too are the remedies she proffers. Homeschooling, for best results. “Parental vigilance,” for those brave (or foolish) enough to send their children to public schools.
Such sex-phobic hysteria can only lead to one conclusion — given our sex-saturated culture, all parents can hope to do is to “protect” their children from the “physical, emotional, and psychological fallout” of living in the world today.
Good luck with that.
h/t Right Wing Watch